Dulux Colour Of The Year 2016 – Cherished Gold
Dulux introduce the Colour of the Year 2016 and so Luci at Luci Living Design takes a look at Cherished Gold…
With a natural progression from last year which was ‘Copper Blush’ keeping on the metals theme.
Whether you choose to go bold gold with a full interiors theme, or would rather add subtle touches here and there, glorious gold of any hue is the trend of the moment, and its been around forever and so pretty timeless and unlikely to be going anywhere for the foreseeable future. Experiment with your passion for gold with natural subtle earth tones or go full on opulence.
Big trends in 2016 look to be typography and graphics being placed directly on walls, whether handwritten messages on chalkboards or painted lettering on walls we will see a lot of painted effects. Add gold to these to keep with the theme.
Use colours that take us back including rich reds and muted clay colours that are combined with contrasting materials and textures in rich gold to get this confident and eclectic look.
The press launch for Dulux Cherished Gold’ a room that looked like it was inspired by the rich and moody tones of Dutch paintings. Give your room a modern twist and paint your walls ombre style with a dark colour like this midnight blue and a deep red or green to contrast.
Bedrooms can be sophisticated in gold. A bright but elegant colour like this terracotta red will instantly brighten your room, especially as we move into autumn and winter. To really make this look pop, adding gold antique pictures frames, a brass bed and plenty of gold soft furnishings in velvet and embroidered fabrics for a sumptuous look.
At Luci Living Design we love opulent golds right now with white marble, coppers, brass, navy blue and pale grey.
In all ‘cherished gold’ is warm, sophisticated and soft ochre hue which is a lot more interesting than your primary yellows or glossy metallics, and, unusually versatile.
In your kitchen try cabinets a jet black and accessorise with plenty of light colour woods and gold handles and accessories. Kind of Scani-style meets opulent.
We would love to hear your thoughts on going for gold